15.1 No manufacturer or importer shall sell a cosmetic that contains mercury or a salt or derivative thereof unless
(a) the cosmetic is intended for use in the area of the eye;
(b) the mercury or its salt or derivative thereof is used in the cosmetic as a preservative; and
(c) the manufacturer or importer
(i) has in his possession evidence demonstrating that the only satisfactory way to maintain the sterility or stability of the cosmetic is to use mercury or a salt or derivative thereof as a preservative, and
(ii) at the Minister’s request, provides the Minister with the evidence described in subparagraph (i).
- SOR/89-228, s. 2;
- SOR/93-243, s. 2;
- SOR/2004-244, s. 6.
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